Fancy your chances at winning a global Street Fighter 6 competition? If you think you could be the next Daigo Umehara, you should probably know that the next Capcom Cup — which begins this summer with a worldwide tour, running all the way into 2024 — is offering up an unprecedented $1 million to the eventual champion. Yep, win this thing and you could become an instant millionaire.
The colossal amount of cash was confirmed at the end of Capcom Cup IX, which just wrapped up after a week of gruelling tournament play. A further prize pool of over $2 million will be peppered across the rest of the tour, which means that we'll probably be seeing a lot of dosh up for grabs at major events.
It goes without saying that Capcom wants to make Street Fighter 6 a big deal right from the word go. The game itself is due out on the 2nd June, and as mentioned, the Capcom Pro Tour will also kick off this summer.
We're sure that such a massive prize pool will crank up the competition. Are you happy to see Capcom go so big for its next adventure? Tell us what you'd do with $1 million in the comments section below.
Things like this make me wish I was actually capable of playing fighting games properly.
Sure, lemme just git gud real quick.
@Scooby-Doo This is literally the first time with that kind of prize pool in fighting games, just saying.
FGs have been called the "poverty e-sports" because their prize pools have historically been a tiny fraction of what you could make playing shooters or League of Legends.
Some people about to quit they’re trash job and play street fighter for a living lol 😂.
@Voltan I know, that's probably why there's an article on it, but even 1,000 would be a lot to me. The most money I've ever had to spare is about 300.
I think if I dropped everything and really just zeroed in on SF I could maybe win a few matches in pools but I like to play too many other games to do so anyway though so I don't like my chances.
I might throw my hat in the ring of a few local tournaments though. Regardless can't wait for SF6!
@Korgon Try entering some online things when the game releases. It costs nothing (other than the game itself and a PS+ subscription, that is) and it's pretty fun.
There will definitely be brackets specifically for beginners or intermediate players if you need to start with a gentler curve.
I wish I didn't suck so bad.
Oh yeah good point. I forgot Playstation is kind of going all in on stuff like that. Plus if the betas are anything to go by the netcode for SF6 is really good.
Here I come! 🤣 but seriously wow
I could probably win that tournament but I just don't wanna.
If only I was extremely good at fighting games.
@Korgon It's not even a PlayStation thing (although that works too, you can register for brackets straight from the console). There are communities who organize weekly tournaments for themselves, even for less popular games like Blazblue or older Guilty Gears.
For a popular game like Strive there's something going on pretty much every day of the week - it's been mostly limited to the PC version but since it now has crossplay, anyone can join and you can bet SF6 will be even bigger in that regard.
Yeah I know there are more niche websites that held tournaments for stuff too. I remember I used to play in tournaments on Uncharted 2 online back in the day!
I was just referring to seeing Playstation seemed to start getting into in a bit more official capacity last year.
That’s some serious commitment from Capcom to their eSports community. If nothing else, it means they’re exceptionally confident in SF6 which bodes well. Meanwhile Nintendo’s out offering twenty quid eShop credit for Smash players.
@DiggleDog Funny thing is that Smash competitive scene is doing extremely well compared to traditional fighting games despite Nintendo actively trying to ruin it
I’m going to have give up pretty much everything I do to be committed to this. And I still won’t be anywhere near good enough. 😂
Well if street fighter 6 has new mechanics that nobody has got used to yet, I guess it's probably the best chance a new player is going to get.
It does tend to be easier to win online matches in the first few months of a new street fighter game.
Then people start dropping off leaving all the hardcore SF pros ready to wipe the floor with you.
Well...YOU (and I) can't...but one of like 10 people in the world can.
way too lazy to attempt . i’m good with just trying to make a name for myself on the leaderboards . but if it was a local small tournament with way less competitors like texas showdown with a couple hundred dollars then maybe yeah
Yeah it's crazy, too bad I can't play at that level necessary to pull it off. And because of that prize pool, the odds against you jumped up significantly lol. There will be so many new people after that prize. Online warriors that never play offline at tournaments(nor participate in online tournaments), pros from other fighting games, new blood in general and old heads from back in the days like 3rd Strike/SF4 pros.. All chasing that life changing money😂.
@-Sigma- wait a minute SF4 is considered “old head” now ? you’re only just talking about the pro players right ?? 👀
@nomither6 Calling them old heads may have been a little much lol. I'll just say that there was more than a few that didn't return to the scene because they didn't like SFV.
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